Culture

In this culture section, you’ll find the latest news about psychology. Discover more about literary topics, articles, philosophy, and explore our stories and reflections. Because there’s no better way to stimulate the mind than culture in all its different forms: cinema, music, books…

Umberto Eco: Novelist and Philosopher

Umberto Eco was an Italian novelist, philosopher, literary critic, semiotician, and college professor. Eco’s known for his 1980 novel, Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose). It’s a historical mystery novel that combines fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies, and…

Why People Like Sad Music

Have you ever wondered why people like sad music so much? There’s something magnetic and attractive about songs such as “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton or “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. These songs make you get in touch with your…

Trying to Be Liked is Exhausting

Trying to be liked is human nature. Many people learned at a very young age to seek the approval of those around them. Unfortunately for them, without such approval, they’re incapable of making decisions. They can’t choose for themselves without…

How to Write Like Stephen King

Stephen King is one of the most important authors of our time. This American author knows how to capture the public’s imagination. Many of his works have film and TV adaptations. For these and other reasons, many people consider Stephen…

Alexander Pushkin Quotes on Existence

Many of the greatest Alexander Pushkin quotes come directly from his poems and novels, which are quite deep and beautiful. The father of modern Russian literature was full of surprises, partly due to his particular perspective and partly due to his…

Carl Jung: Psychology and Alchemy

The book Psychology and Alchemy by Carl Jung left behind a legacy that’s as fascinating as it is controversial. For this Swiss psychiatrist, one of the purposes of every human being is to become free and to nurture their individuality.…

Noam Chomsky on Fake News and Post-Truth

Although fake news isn’t a new thing, it’s recently become a tool for post-truth politics. Post-truth politics consists of delicately distorting reality to change and shape people’s perceptions and opinions. Fake news makes these distortions go viral through the media.…

The Zen Key to Doing What You Want

In the Western world, people believe that doing what they want will result in suffering or ruin. They even believe in silly ideas, such as that repressing our thoughts, feelings, and desires is synonymous with moral superiority. In reality, several…

Basic Statistics Concepts

Statistics is a branch of mathematics that studies variability as well as the process that calculates it by following the laws of probability and using its models. We know that statistics are necessary to carry out investigations as well as…

Giuseppe Verdi: The Patriotic Composer

Giuseppe Verdi was the composer of the masses. He thought of his country and its people when he composed and his music shows humanity’s passion and portrays emotions such as love, hate, jealousy, and fear. “You may have the universe…